The United States Marine Corps traces their origins to the formation of the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is proud to announce we now know the names of most of the 50+ Marines who were assigned to guard duty at Station J between fall 1942 and July 1945. (Only about a dozen were assigned here at one time.)
James C. Baker, "Ham" Brenner, Charles Cowart, William B. Cunningham, Robert E. Davis, Joe V. English, Albert M. Evans, William Fields, Gordon Foole, Victor Freedlund, Ralph Gillespie, Merwin Graham, Flay Hallaway, Robert W. Hamilton, James B. Hankins, Vincent J. Henry, Edward Hillburn, Stanley Homewood, Joe Huddleston, Donald Kimball, Charles Kindt, Edward Kingan, Burton Knight, Loubert Lancaster, George Lassiter, Thelmore Ledford, Robert E. Lee, Joseph W. Longino, Kenneth A. Maser, Henry McFall, Herschel Mize, Harry Mrozowksi, James F. Nelson, Elton R. Paul, Charles Pettit, Jack K. Roberts, Anthony Ruskovic, Charles Seiler, Walter Shamray, Roland M. Smith, Herbert Sweezy, James M. Thomas, Marshall Thompson, Albert Vukosic, Frank Webber, Herbert Weeks, Harold Weimer, Clem Wiggins, Al Wooten, Chester Zienty
Nov. 11th..the Lighthouse goes Green! America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. GreenlightAVe.comt is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green. Visit their site and see what you can do!